February 1, 2010 Subject:
The Phil and Jerry show
This show may have been overlooked but it deserves much love. The second set is easily one of the top of this fall tour.
The band and Jerry sound great the entire night, ok he does fumble a couple verses in Lucy but that is it!
The first set has some great readings of songs including HC Sunshine, Candyman, Stagger Lee, Broken Arrow and El Paso.
Set two starts off with my first live Lucy, and it was warmly received, and was a wow moment.Next the band really fires up for an amazing Wave to the Wind,at the time this song was clearly under appreciated and many thought it was a buzz kill although not me I LOVE it, with Phil and Jerry stealing the show and delivering maybe one of the best version they would play.
It is a dramatic and fluid version and the final jam is outstanding. Vince sounds great during it too as he does the entire night. The transitions into Crazy Fingers is sweet as is the rest of the song, which is perfect. This three song sequence is simply stunning, text book perfect freakin' GD.
A high energy Estimated with a full out high energy jam into a passionate He's Gone, Jerry's solo is beautiful.
The space into the Other One is wild and then Phil just explodes into the Other One. The band delivers a first rate ragin' version and Jerry's final solo is very noteworthy,He is simply just wailing and reaches an amazing peak!
They play yet another famous Boston Wharf Rat with Jerry in full command and he delivers a heart felt version.
The NFA is rippin' but the true gem of this night may be the stunning and perfect Brokedown Palace,possibly one of the the last great ones they would ever play,
it was that good.
July 10, 2008 Subject:
this here is the absolute best sounding reproduction i have found yet in the Archive from my own era of shows, which starts on 12/17/92, that's right THE BEST...it's just right THERE, it's Dick's Picks quality immediacy
the Don't Ease is so good it's scary, after a very strong first set with particularly tasty versions of sometimes weaker new songs, both Easy Answers and Broken Arrow . it helps tremendously that Vince's playing is way more right than the reputation he earned himself.
everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers that grow so incredibly high.........stole my face right off my head
Epic Wharf Rat....balls-out NFA.....listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul
Wow. That's a whole lotta show, and the sound is simply PURE.
everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers that grow so INCREDIBLY HIGH